The majority of students at FAMU are African American, but there are also international students, Caucasians, island natives, Asians, Indians, and Hispanics, just to name a few. Multiculturalism is a big part of campus life. FAMU reaches out to students of every background, and many professors are from different economic and ethnic backgrounds.
Many think that just because FAMU is a historically black university the school is for black students only. But in reality, HBCUs have always been diverse. In classes at FAMU, you might have students from Egypt and Canada. It’s not a rare occurrence to see a non-African American student, and most professors are different ethnicities. There is also diversity among the African American students. For example, not everyone comes from the same economic standing—some grew up in high-income families and some did not. Overall, diversity is well represented at the University, and students of ethnic minorities and religious groups are active on campus.